Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Sidelining Ahmadinejad

The legislative elections seem to confirm the marginalization of the president

Ahmadinejad critic Larijani re-elected Iran speaker
Iran's parliament has re-elected a conservative critic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as speaker.
Ali Larijani will serve for another year after beating Gholam Ali Haddad Adel by 177 votes to 89 in the Majlis.
Both are close to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, but Mr Haddad Adel wanted a less confrontational approach with the president…
Iran's parliament lacks executive power but plays a part in choosing next year's presidential contenders. Term limits mean that Mr Ahmadinejad must step down in 2013…

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